Sunday, October 2
Rain or shine
257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton
Close your eyes and imagine the quintessential New England farm you’ve read about in books. Picture the rolling fields and stone walls adorned with a farm house, red barn, ice house, and white carriage house. Open your eyes and you’re at Ambler Farm, a gem of a 200-year-old working farm in Wilton where Farmer Ben grows organic produce that’s sold at the farm stand every Saturday from 10:30am to 3:00pm through October. The farm stand reopens for Thanksgiving week.
The Friends of Ambler Farm have made it the farm’s mission to celebrate Wilton’s agrarian roots through active-learning programs, sustainable agriculture, responsible land stewardship, and historic preservation. Ambler Farm Day, an important fundraiser which helps sustain educational programming, is back for an 11th year! Bring the entire family to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at Wilton’s community farm. Be sure to ask about upcoming educational programs and events. There’s always something wonderful and new on their calendar.
* hay maze
* hayrides + farm animals + pumpkin patch
* children’s crafts + games
* instructional exhibits on pie making, woodworking and broom making
* apple slingshot + make your own scarecrow
* vintage photo booth
* live music
* garden market featuring in-season produce and flower arrangements made with flowers grown in Ambler’s gardens
* great food and drink
Entrance fee is $20 per family. Senior Citizens $10. All proceeds from Ambler Farm Day benefit Ambler Farm. On-site parking is limited and gates open at 11:45am. There will be a shuttle from Cannondale Station.